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Minister Masagos Zulkifli to Attend Haj Ministerial Meeting in Saudi Arabia


1. Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, Mr Masagos Zulkifli will lead Singapore’s delegation for the annual Haj Ministerial Meeting in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 24 to 28 December 2018.

2. Mr Masagos will meet the Minister for Haj and Umrah, His Excellency Dr Mohammad Saleh Bin Taher Benten to discuss arrangements for Singaporean pilgrims and other matters for the upcoming Haj season scheduled in early August 2019.

3. Mr Masagos will also call on the Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Al Mukarramah Region, His Royal Highness Prince Khaled Bin Faisal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the Governor of Al Madinah Al Munawarah Region, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. In Madinah, Mr Masagos is scheduled to engage Singaporean students in a dialogue.

4. This will be Mr Masagos’ first Haj Ministerial Meeting as Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs. He will be accompanied by Chief Executive of Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis), Haji Abdul Razak Hassan Maricar, Deputy Chief Executive of Muis, Mr Esa Masood, and other senior officials.